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The original item was published from 10/10/2018 12:33:00 PM to 10/10/2018 12:34:59 PM.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Increase in suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington State since August 2018

Current situation in Washington (WA)

•    A cluster of suspected acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been reported among Washington residents. 

•    As of October 9th, five WA cases are being evaluated by CDC neurologists and other AFM experts.

•    All cases are among children between 7 months and 5 years of age who presented with acute paralysis of one or more limbs. All had a prodrome that included respiratory symptoms in the week prior to presentation       with symptoms of AFM. Four of the five had fever of 100.4 F or greater.

•    The earliest onset of limb weakness was on August 28, 2018 and the most recent on October 5th.

•    The cases are residents of King County (2), Pierce County (1), Lewis County (1), and Snohomish County (1).

For more information, please read the full, Health Advisory

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